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Sedex / SMETA

As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, helping you to reduce risk, protect your company reputation and improve supply chain practices.

SMETA stands for Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit. it is a compilation of best practice in ethical trade audit technique, intended for experienced auditors to help them to conduct high quality audits in a format for ethical trade audits that can be easily shared. it also intends to give greater transparency into the auditor qualifications and practices that underpin reports. SMETA is not a new code of conduct or standard.

Sedex has two main aims:

  1. to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications

  2. to drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains


Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain. Sedex core product is a secure, online database which allows members to store, share and report on information on four key areas:

  • Labour Standards

  • Health & Safety

  • The Environment

  • Business Ethics

Advantages Of Sedex

For buyers

  • Sedex offers an electronic system for collecting and analysing information on ethical and responsible business practices in your supply chain.

  • A variety of reporting tools enables you to keep track of your suppliers’ performance and you  will also have access to an advanced Risk Assessment Tool that we have developed with our partner.

For suppliers

  • Sedex provides an efficient and cost effective way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers, helping cut down on unnecessary paperwork and saving you time and money.

  • Suppliers complete one self assessment questionnaire and can choose to share this with multiple customers on Sedex, along with any other relevant ethical information, such as audit reports and certifications.

  • The Sedex system is secure and confidential and suppliers have complete control over who can view their data.

  • By allowing suppliers to share the same data with many customers, Sedex helps reduce the need for multiple audits, allowing both parties to concentrate on making real improvements.

We have become a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) since the year 2011 to provide guarantees for any of our partners that our company has fulfilled business practices are ethical and responsible.